The stars are aligning for a rare and beautiful show. November 30th and December 1st, Jupiter and Venus will be only 2 degrees apart as seen from the earth. In astronomical terms, this is teensy! The width of your forefinger held at arms length is about 2 degrees. Already, tonight in our beautiful, clear Iowa sky, Venus was so bright that I thought at first it was an airplane. Over the next few nights the crescent moon will appear and with the two planets will form a celestial triangle on the night of December 2nd. Try to check it out as it will not occur again until 2013 when the moon, Jupiter, and Venus will be just a degree apart. The universe is really a strange and magical place.